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The Frightening

Dark at night
And the stars aglow,
Crunching on gravel
Down below,

And the winds blowing fierce
And then it blows slow,
The trees bend uneasy,
Leaning to and fro,

And the fields have found a feeling
That sucks me from my gaze,
And I’m living in the darkness
Where only darkness stays,

Flying to the Frightening,
Lost within strange fear:
I turn my head and look away –
The Frightening is too near.

 

Staring out of an upstairs window across black fields in the middle of the countryside on a windy night.

Here’s a dark poem about fear by Anthony Hecht – and it has a rather sinister ending: Lizards and Snakes

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By amy Sat Oct 15th 2011 at 2:14 pm  

This poem is quite a good one, but needs to be more enthusiased and made realistic because its not actually “frightening”.

By Mary Wed Aug 17th 2011 at 7:59 pm  

I have been trolling the internet to find appropriately spooky material for this years Halloween cards. This totally makes the cut. I love the mood of your poem and the part about stars and gravel is awesome. Thanks so much!

By anahera Wed Sep 8th 2010 at 8:56 pm  

wow what a cool poem i havent read it before

By joshbegosh Mon Jun 7th 2010 at 1:55 pm  

i understand the last 4 lines all too well.well, time for 69 :O

By gantor Mon May 31st 2010 at 4:13 am  

this really needs to get more scarier

By 11yr old poet writer Tue Dec 15th 2009 at 1:59 pm  

Needs a lot more scaryness i am 11 and i admit I love poetry secretly I rite them ppl thinnk its brill but i am to scared to show im proud of it…

By mom Sat Nov 7th 2009 at 1:14 pm  

yhe poem rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous Sat Oct 17th 2009 at 1:28 pm  

i really like yer poem..very good i must say.

By Hannah Thu Oct 15th 2009 at 9:06 pm  

This poem is beautiful.
I love it. Props to the writer.

By Anonymous Wed May 6th 2009 at 6:10 am  

Prety good, creates suspense, but why it is under the catagory “Scary Poems” is a mystery, I felt no fear what so ever.

By gladis Wed Apr 29th 2009 at 12:43 pm  

not so good make more real. needs 2 be scarier. we think you could have done something that is a bit more scary. That causes you think in a deep state of mind and get lost in the poem.
Other wise the poem is pretty good. Just needs to be scarier and boring.
bye xoxoxoxoxox

By Unknown Thu Mar 26th 2009 at 8:50 am  

well, it was a Really well-written poem. I love it! plz write more poems. my poems are not as nice as yours. great job!
hugs,
Unknown:)

By a watcher Thu Mar 5th 2009 at 3:53 pm  

needs gore and blood

By Annonymous Tue Mar 3rd 2009 at 11:48 am  

ITS NEEDS TO BE ALOT SCARIER

By Anonymous Tue Feb 24th 2009 at 1:20 pm  

its ok

By Anonymous Thu Jan 1st 2009 at 6:11 pm  

this just needs to be scarier…

By Anonymous Sun Nov 23rd 2008 at 12:50 pm  

THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Mary Anderson Mon Oct 27th 2008 at 11:20 am  

I think you could have done something that is a bit more scary. That causes you think in a deep state of mind and get lost in the poem.

Other wise the poem is pretty good. Just needs to be scarier

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